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The 16th Annual Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival is a week long event featuring daily activities, fresh seafood, live music, artisan goods and more. This mega-event is "Where Fine Art & The Bounty of the Sea Come Together". 

Kids will love the fishing contests, 5k fun run and river boat tours. Artists can participate in sidewalk chalk competitions and display their art in the many temporary galleries throughout town. History buffs will enjoy the haunted history tour and the recently renovated historic homes. 

Art at an Outdoor Market

Check out the full schedule of events for the 16th Annual Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival below and don't forget to book your Hilton Head vacation home for the big event.

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Bluffton Arts & Seafood 2020 Festival Schedule of Events

The Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival boasts a huge amount of events, but here are some of our favorites:

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

  • 9am - 4pm - Chalk the Walk, Live Street Art Competition
  • 6pm - 9pm - The Bluffton State of Mind Supper Soiree

Sunday, October 18th, 2020

  • 11am - 4pm - Friends of Bluffton Artists 8th Annual Invitational Local Artist Showcase
  • 12pm - 4pm - Empty Bowls at Jacob Preston Pottery Studio
  • 4pm - Boat parade on The May Blessing of the Fleet Gospel Music Church of the Cross
  • 5pm - 8pm - Oyster Fest at Bluffton Oyster Factory Park

Monday, October 19th, 2020

  • 5pm - Dinner and Learn Tour at Waddell Mariculture Center
  • All week beginning Monday - May River Boat Tours with May River Excursions

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

  • 6pm - 8pm - Bluffton Jack's Haunted History Tour

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 

  • 6:00pm - Author night

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

  • 10am - 12pm - May River Oyster Farm Tour with May River Excursions
  • 6pm - 8pm - Bluffton Jack's Haunted History Tour
  • 5pm - 8pm - Bluffton Historic Cocktail Party

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

  • 6pm - 10pm - Red Apron Sips & Seafood Party at the Waddell Mariculture Center

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

  • 8:00am - 10:30am - Old Town Oyster 10k road race & 5k fun run 
  • 10:30am - 1:30pm - Children's fishing tournament at Bluffton Oyster Co.
  • 10am - 5pm - Art & Seafood Street Fest
  • 11am - 4pm - Art in the Park
  • 6pm - Rockin' on the Dock, live music, seafood tasting & fireworks